Weld County Business Recovery Program

Funding & support for businesses impacted by COVID-19



public and private partners to improve capacity for business job growth and investment



private business growth and investment by providing key information/support services



The regions competitive advantages to promote business attraction/retention



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Economic Development in Weld County

Upstate Colorado Economic Development is a public/private non-profit economic development corporation that provides services to all of Weld County. Our work focuses on supporting primary industry and employment diversity.

Our goal is to help these employers bring new equity into the local economy. Upstate Colorado provides service to existing and expanding primary employers, and to those who are considering a Weld County location for their business.

Our plan is to continue to focus on helping create and retain jobs, which in turn will bring wealth to all levels of Weld County.

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Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund

Upstate Colorado is proud to administer the Weld County Service Relief Fund, on behalf of Weld County, which provides assistance to high-risk businesses that have been mandated to close or significantly reduce services to meet state COVID-19 guidelines. The initiative is intended to distribute approximately $2 million to eligible Weld County businesses. The application period for this grant has closed. Please check back for updates as they become available.

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Weld County

Weld County finds itself in the path of opportunity. Weld County is located near several high education institutions, world-class employers and diverse cultural and recreational offerings.


Weld County has projected growth of 15.9% between the years of 2010 and 2017. The 15.9% represents an additional 40,325 people moving into the County over the last 7 years.


Weld County is home to 31 incorporated towns. Many of these towns are the fastest growing in Colorado.


Colorado ranks 48th among 50 state in tax revenue compared to personal income.


Weld County and Colorado both have a pro-growth and pro-business attitude. There are a range of economic incentives, resources, and loan programs that aim to assist new and existing businesses. Weld County is the only county in Colorado that is debt free.

Helping Weld County Thrive

Upstate Colorado assists Weld County through facilitating and attracting new investment, new job opportunities, stimulating income growth and expanding the local community tax base.

Wells Concrete


In 2019, Wells Concrete a relocation/expansion project of two Denver operations announced plans to move to a new 117,000 sf facility. This facility will relocate 200 jobs and add an additional 50.

Intersand Cat Litter

Windsor, CO

Intersand Cat Litter, a Canadian cat litter manufacturer, broke ground for a new 48,000 sf processing facility in Windsor in late 2019.

Vantage Hemp

Greeley, CO

Vantage Hemp, a CBD oil manufacturer, announced plans to locate to Greeley. This operation will employ 30.

Powering Colorado was created to bring to light all the ways that Weld County powers Colorado.


Powering Colorado strives to promote our western values and educate other communities about the Weld region’s growing influence and impact. We do this through awareness campaigns, regulatory advocacy, and area outreach. Join our effort by pledging your support for the Weld county region and the success of Colorado.

Thank you to our KEY Investors

Companies that support the commitment to thoughtful growth and opportunities

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2021 Annual Investors Report

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2020 presented unique challenges and opportunities for businesses and community members alike throughout Northern Colorado, the state, nation, and worldwide as the COVID-19 pandemic demanded our attention. Weld County and the Northern Colorado region faired well in terms of unemployment with our heavy workforce in manufacturing, agriculture, and other professions…

2021 Economic Development Week

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This week, we are celebrating national Economic Development Week and are taking a moment to recognize the incredible resilience of our business community throughout this past year. Upstate’s dedication to helping primary employers was challenged in 2020 as we shifted gears to administer over $4.5M in grants to secondary employers…

The Future for Bright Futures

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Upstate Colorado brought the Bright Futures program to life in 2017 with support from Weld County and the Weld County Trust. The goal in creating the program was to provide temporary support, administration, and marketing to get the scholarship program up and running. Bright Futures continues to provide tuition assistance…

Spring 2021 Business Pulse Survey

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As an organization that works closely with businesses on a daily basis, we want to understand how your business is coping with the challenges your business continues to face in 2021. In partnership with Economic Development Organizations and Chambers of Commerce in Larimer and Weld County through NoCo REDI, we…

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The Upstate Colorado Economic Development staff is happy to help you find the resources, expertise, and connections you need to thrive in Weld County. We look forward to hearing from you.

Address: 822 7th St., Suite 550 
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: 970.356.4565

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